March 5, 2024

84 nations represented at #Comrades2023

A huge contingent of 2354 international runners from 84 countries are entered into this year’s Comrades Marathon.

The lion’s share of athletes is from India represented by a massive 403 athletes, Zimbabwe (255), United Kingdom (224), USA (173), and Brazil with 142 runners.

The Top 20 international entry breakdown is as follows:

CountryMaleFemaleTotal
India36142403
Zimbabwe20451255
United Kingdom16658224
USA10865173
Brazil11329142
Botswana11423137
Australia8826114
Russia8523108
Eswatini7527102
Zambia431962
Germany441660
Namibia251944
Kenya251641
Canada231134
Lesotho27128
The Netherlands23326
France14216
Japan10515
Ireland10313
Malawi11112

Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James said, “We are pleased with the large number of international entrants in this year’s Comrades Marathon.

“There is no doubt that this is a truly international event. As usual, we offer a very warm South African welcome to athletes and their families from around the world who will be here to share in the spirit and camaraderie of The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 11 June 2023.”

The 96th Comrades Marathon will be a Down Run on Sunday, 11 June 2023, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05h30 and ending 12 hours later at the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. The route distance of the 48th Comrades Down Run is 87.701km. #Ziyasha #ThisIsIt

©2022 All rights reserved

Scroll to Top